Category: Resources

April 16th – Act Early Forum Webinar: Text4Baby Mobile Information Service and Act Early Collaboration Opportunities

April 14, 2015

AUCD Act Early is sponsoring a Webinar for learning more about a novel communication tool, Text4baby, which offers information and resources during pregnancy and the first year of a baby’s life. Learn about the Text4baby service and how the program provides information on important developmental milestones for babies and the importance of screenings.  More information and registration.

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What Birth to Three Looks Like! Now available on website.

April 6, 2015

You will see several new pages on the Birth to Three website: What Birth to Three Look Like: Natural Learning Environment Practices, Coaching as a style of interaction, and Primary Service Provider approach to teaming.  These pages explain our research supported practices, contain references for more information, and links for useful tools for families and providers.  The pages can be accessed in two different ways: under About Birth to Three from the menu on the left side of the home page, and under the Resources tab at the top of the website. We hope this will put important information about Birth to Three services … Continue reading

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Parent-Led Intervention Improves Outcomes for Toddlers With Autism

March 2, 2015

A recent research study reports that toddlers with autism have demonstrated significant improvement after intensive intervention by parents rather than clinicians. Parent-led intense intervention during everyday activities resulted in significant improvements in several areas for children diagnosed with Autism.  Parent-Implemented Social Intervention for Toddlers With Autism: An RCT Additional research found that that parent-led  intervention may lower the risk for toddlers that are at high risk for autism.  

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Rush & Shelden Training

February 10, 2015

Nine Birth to Three programs recently participated in several days of training with national presenters, Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Shelden on Evidence Based Practices in Early Intervention.  Everyone was excited and challenged to expand our thinking about our practices with children and families .  Now we will be moving forward with TA to the nine programs who attended, to support them in implementing these practices on a deeper level.  We are exploring ways to disseminate this information and practices to more programs.  In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more their books, The Early Intervention Teaming Handbook and … Continue reading

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What Are Other State Part C Systems Doing?

January 20, 2015

The IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA) recently posted the results of two 2014 surveys related to Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) online.  These have interesting information about what is going on in other states. 2014 ITCA Tipping Points Survey – Part C Implementation: State Challenges and Responses – This survey is used to help track emerging issues and state responses related to eligibility, finance and decisions regarding continued participation in the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (Part C of IDEA). Forty‐eight of the fifty-six states and jurisdictions responded to the … Continue reading

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IYC Article about Using Signs from ISEI

January 20, 2015

The following is from an email  to members the International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI).  Anyone can join for free and get these emails by signing up at their website listed below. ========================================== The journal Infants & Young Children (IYC) is published in conjunction with the ISEI.  As part of this relationship, the publisher of IYC has made available on the ISEI website ( an article from each issue of IYC for our members.  The article for this issue of IYC is: Using Signs to Facilitate Vocabulary in Children With Language Delays Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D., CCC/SLP and  Dana Battaglia, … Continue reading

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The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities Announces the availability of funds through the Consumer Involvement Fund.

January 13, 2015

The Consumer Involvement Fund  (CIF) is a program that provides partial funding for individuals with developmental disabilities or their family members in Connecticut to participate in professional or informational conferences, legislative advocacy skills training events, public forums, focus groups, hearings and other similar activities. The intent of the CIF is to promote consumer involvement in activities that enhance independence, productivity and community inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. For more information contact  Molly Cole, Director CT Council on Developmental Disabilities, 460 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT  06106, 860-418-6157, 800-653-1134, Please share this with others in Connecticut.  

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Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS)

January 12, 2015

The CT ELDS were developed through the work of the Connecticut Early Childhood Education Cabinet and its Early Learning Standards Workgroup and published by the Office of Early Childhood. In addition, over 100 state and national experts participated in some way during the development process, helping to ensure a strong and comprehensive set of Early Learning Standards for Connecticut.  The CT ELDS and a document that aligns the standards with the Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP) can now be found on the Birth to Three website.

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Leadership in a Diverse Society

October 21, 2014

Leadership in a Diverse Society with Birth to Three providers. The event will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Wilde Auditorium at the University of Hartford. There is no charge; however, registration is required. To register: Web: Email: Phone: 860.768.5590

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Great webinar on “Early Motor Delays” from AAP

August 15, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Program to Enhance the Health and Development of Infants and Children (PEHDIC) is hosting a Webinar series, “Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation – Do you know what to look for?” the next session of which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26 at 3pm Eastern Time. A description of the Webinar and link to the registration page are below. Registration is open and space is limited, so sign up today!   Patient Care if Motor Delay is Identified – Do You Know the “Red Flags” to Look For? Faculty: Dipesh Navsaria, MD, MPH, MSLIS … Continue reading

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Email Sign up Widget Added to Blog Screen

July 8, 2014

If you are reading this in an email from the Connecticut Birth to Three System, you can stop here – your email address has already been added to the automated process for sending out blog post summaries once a week. If you are reading this from Feedburner or another reader app or directly on the website and have not been receiving blog post summaries via email (usually around noon on Tuesday), you can now sign up right on Go to the Blog tab, scroll down and look for the last widget on the left. It looks like this:

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E-signatures are Okay to release child record to SSA

May 19, 2014

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) secure online application and electronic medical record system use electronic signatures to indicate Parent/Guardian consent to release personal information about their child.  If you are wondering if this electronic signature is acceptable to release the child’s Birth to Three records, the answer is YES. Medical Examiners rely on Birth to Three evaluations as part of their determination of eligibility for cash benefits. When you receive a request for records about a child currently or previously on your roster that includes a “typed” name of parent or guardian, please provide the requested information at your earliest convenience … Continue reading

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BESB Resource List

May 13, 2014

The Department of Rehabilitation Services-Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind has compiled a list of Funding Opportunities/ Benefits for Children with Disabilities and their Families. Areas include: Government Benefits, Chronic Disabilities/ Disability Specific Funds, Town/Regional Specific Funds, Adaptive Equipment & Assistive Technology Devices, and Wish Granting Organizations.  If you would like to receive the full list with complete details, contact Gail Feld at or at 860.602.4232.

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